History is created in the 36th match of the Indian Premier League as Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab played two super overs in a single match. This hasn’t happened ever before in the history of the IPL.
After both the teams finished on 176 runs in their scheduled 20 overs, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah came up with their brilliant bowling spell to restrict each other’s team on five in the super over.
A tied super over leads to another super over, in which Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya came to face the six balls, whereas the balls were handed over to Chris Jordan by KXIP’s side. Eventually, Mumbai posted 11 runs on the scoreboard.
In reply to this, Chris Gayle and Mayank Agarwal came to lead their team in the second super over. Whereas, Trent Boult came up to bowl the over. Chris Gayle smashed six on the first ball of the over and finally, Agarwal made Punjab win by hitting two consecutive fours with two balls remaining.
In 2014, a similar situation was seen between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. The match was tied between them and the result was going to be decided by the Super over but later, super over was also tied, after which the winner was decided on the basis on the ‘most number of boundaries’ hit by the team.
But now, rules have been changed. A tied super over will lead to another super over, which we have witnessed in the match, played between Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on Sunday.
Undoubtedly it was a crazy and thrilling match for all the cricket fans around the world. This is the reason why ‘What A Match’ was trending all around the world on Twitter Monday.